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11 May-21:01:46 Re: the mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
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10 May-23:55:01 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
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A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
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  Topic: Don Lum Collection
prcantos

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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 29, 2017 03:34   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
for Tobias and Galenaphiles everywhere ;-)

Hi, Don. I am not able to see the twinned crystals in your specimen. I would like to see a detailed picture of the side of the tabular crystals to check ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
prcantos

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Views: 1360757

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jul 24, 2017 16:03   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
for Tobias and Galenaphiles everywhere ;-)

Hi, Don. I am not able to see the twinned crystals in your specimen. I would like to see a detailed picture of the side of the tabular crystals to check ...
  Topic: Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner
prcantos

Replies: 15
Views: 16413

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Jun 04, 2017 02:15   Subject: Re: Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner
For some reason I can't post the link to their website, but they have one

Hi. Please read no.2 at A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips to learn about writing links.
  Topic: Favourite Pyrites?
prcantos

Replies: 23
Views: 27354

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Apr 11, 2017 09:37   Subject: Re: Favourite Pyrites?
Hi. Pyrite crystals in talc matrix from Respina Mine (León, Spain) may show really interesting crystalline forms, such diploid.
  Topic: Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions
prcantos

Replies: 1
Views: 3674

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 21, 2017 11:34   Subject: Re: Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions
FMF is a non-commercial forum as you can read in our rules:

5.-) We do not allow any form of publicity on these pages, or links to any other web pages that are not related to the theme being discus ...
  Topic: Help needed identifying tumblestones
prcantos

Replies: 3
Views: 4599

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Nov 12, 2016 05:00   Subject: Re: Help needed identifying tumblestones
As explained here FMF is a Forum about minerals, FMF is not a Forum about jewels, driveway gravel or lapidary items. Not every solid material you can find anywhere belongs to our area of expertise, s ...
  Topic: Pseudoctahedral Calcite
prcantos

Replies: 11
Views: 18658

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Nov 07, 2016 13:06   Subject: Re: Pseudoctahedral Calcite
I can provide a graphical approach where the rhombohedron {301} is changed into a pseudoctahedron by a combination with the pinacoid {001}, according to

These crystals are probably a combination of ...
  Topic: Favourite Calcites?
prcantos

Replies: 36
Views: 36111

PostForum: Favourite Minerals   Posted: Aug 24, 2016 08:40   Subject: Re: Favourite Calcite localities?
A really unusual locality among my favourite ones: Helgustadir Mine, Reydarfjörđur, Eastern Region, Iceland. Calcites from North-Atlantic rift basalts.
  Topic: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread
prcantos

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: May 31, 2016 15:18   Subject: Re: Presentation of new members - SoCalDesertFox from Southern California
Welcome to FMF!
  Topic: When an inappropriate ID request is asked how about suggesting a rock/mineral website?
prcantos

Replies: 27
Views: 24065

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: May 25, 2016 04:36   Subject: Re: When an inappropriate ID request is asked how about suggesting a rock/mineral website?
We understand your desire to know what your samples are, but it is too difficult to determine this from photos, and frankly...it is not a "for sure" way to find out: many of us might make an ...
  Topic: Good places to get micros
prcantos

Replies: 2
Views: 3460

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 17, 2016 18:15   Subject: Re: Good places to get micros
As you can read in the rules of FMF, this is a non-commercial forum. Such kind of questions or topics or any form of publicity are not allowed here:

5.-) We do not allow any form of publicity on t ...
  Topic: Posts being garbled...help?
prcantos

Replies: 5
Views: 8008

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: Feb 24, 2016 08:50   Subject: Re: Posts being garbled...help?
Hi, Tom.

Can you write the link to one of those strange posts?
  Topic: Gravitational waves detected
prcantos

Replies: 1
Views: 3276

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 11, 2016 14:03   Subject: Gravitational waves detected
Today the news have surprised us: scientists from LIGO have confirmed the detection of gravitational waves one hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted them using his General Relativity Theory:
...
  Topic: Looking for amethyst
prcantos

Replies: 1
Views: 3941

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 09, 2016 06:50   Subject: Re: Looking for amethyst
Since FMF is a non-commercial forum we have deleted the part of your message related with the purchase of amethyst. Please read the rules of the forum, especially no. 5, so that you can participate i ...
  Topic: Collection of R. Mahoney
prcantos

Replies: 21
Views: 22003

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 01, 2016 05:38   Subject: Re: Collection of R. Mahoney
Hi, Reelgoodwoman.

Before you continue publishing pictures please read carefully the rules of FMF and the rules of the collectors’ section. You can add up to fifteen pictures in the same post so t ...
  Topic: Rules for 'Collection photos and Collector's page'
prcantos

Replies: 0
Views: 19723

PostForum: Comments & Suggestions   Posted: Dec 28, 2015 13:13   Subject: Rules for 'Collection photos and Collector's page'
In this post we are collecting together the rules and suggestions for adding mineral collections to the FMF section 'Collection photos and Collector's page'. These particular rules and the general re ...
  Topic: New generation for picture - Ploum
prcantos

Replies: 1282
Views: 989147

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Dec 05, 2015 15:52   Subject: Re: New generation for picture - Ploum
Bravo!!!
  Topic: Washington D.C. area Mineral Show
prcantos

Replies: 1
Views: 5878

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Nov 20, 2015 13:16   Subject: Re: Washington D.C. area Mineral Show
Hi, dontgogreen.

Your advertisement and you are welcome to FMF!
  Topic: Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite
prcantos

Replies: 3
Views: 9977

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Nov 04, 2015 06:41   Subject: Re: Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite
Hi, Tobi.

I have my specimens on some shelves on the wall at the living room because I like enjoying them daily. Of course they are preserved from direct sunlight or intense light exposures.

Am ...
  Topic: Collection of Jordan Lowe
prcantos

Replies: 37
Views: 35889

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Oct 28, 2015 14:37   Subject: Re: Collection of Jordan Lowe
Hi, Jordan.

Please read another two suggestions:

- Use our locality database and don't write it directly. More information: New Data Base of localities within the FMF! . It is really a powerf ...
 
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